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Posted April 16, 2011
Great read for Mom and Daughter to Share!
I recently received a copy of How to be God's Little Princess by Sheila Walsh to review. I was surprised ! I think I expected it to be more of toddler version of the book perhaps by the name but it is geared towards I would say ages 6-9 year old girls. The reading level is a bit higher I would recommend this book be a mother daughter read. The book is a princess how to on etiquette, manners and true beauty. The book is written pretty cute and covers anything from dressing like a princess to passing gas like a princess. I think kids will get a kick out of some of the silly how to segments and learn a lot from the tidbits they pick up in the reading too. There are little quizzes through out the book to see what kind of princess you are. I think that's a plus I remember even as a teenager always going to the quizzes in teen magazine and playing along with that type of game. I plan to give this book as a gift at a Birthday party next week for a 2nd grade little lady. I hope that she will enjoy it with her Mom. I love that Sheila Walsh tells the little princess to use their royal advisers when help is needed. Who are their royal advisers? Mom, Dad, Aunts, Grandmother or all of them are the royal advisers given to help the little princess along her way. Well that is right on advice in my book. There is real princess type how to parts as well. How to wear a tiara, how to pour tea, how to dress , how to wash your hair. A winner in most little girls book I do think so. I think if Mom sits down with them and reads it with them most will enjoy the book very much There is a real manners like how to part: how to talk on a phone, how to act in an elevator, at the mall, in a restaurant, how to be a good friend. These are all important things to teach. I think that a lot of manners are lost in today's bustling world. Some things, are not Earth shattering if you do not know them , but it is nice to be able to carry yourself in any situation and be a poised and confident young lady. I think this is a great little tool to give little girls a boost of confidence as they are learning how to navigate through life. "Don't be confused: being poised and confident doesn't mean your boastful. It means you are comfortable being a child of the KING! Remember when you walk in His ways, you possess all the poise and confidence you need to show the world how Royal grand it is to be in God's Family!" What I do Like about the book: *I like that it teaches etiquette and manners in a fun way *I like the princess theme *I like the craft how tos *I like the fun little quizzes What I don't like about the book: *I don't like that the reading level is a good bit above the content level . A great little teaching tool for Mamas. Sheila Walsh turned a how to book into a lot of fun with the little quizzes and silliness in between. Not to mention the craft ideas through out. I would recommend this one for your little princess or as a gift for one.
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Posted October 2, 2011
Good book...for 5-7 year olds and their moms
When I saw this book available for review, I thought it sounded fun, especially since I was definitely not princess-like growing up. I would have much rather been up a tree than having a tea party.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What I liked:
*The topics covered are very appropriate and provide a good amount of information without being overwhelming.
*The book is peppered with quizzes and other activities to make it more interactive and fun for the readers.
*Ms. Walsh uses scripture to reinforce her points. I think this would be easy to leave out and just present the practicals, so I appreciated that she included many verses.
What I didn't like:
There's only one thing, really. I would say the reading level is definitely appropriate for a 9-12 year old, but if my daughter does not know much of this information by the time she's 9, then I have not done a very good job training her in the way she should go. Most of the information in the book is appropriate for a 5-7 year old, but not the reading level. I think in a year or so, Kahlen and I will enjoy going through this book together.
Overall, I give this book four stars. I was encouraged by it to start teaching Kahlen more of the manners and etiquette presented in it, and look forward to read it with her.
I was provided this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher as part of their BookSneeze program. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Posted May 18, 2011
A Great Gift for Young Girls -- they'll treasure it!
This is my first book from BookSneeze and I was so excited to read it. The book has a light, princessy effect, with shimmering silver text titles on a pink background. When you open the book, you can also see that the sides of each page has pink hues, which dramatically fades in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is dedicated to every young lady in the world and it holds guidelines on how a little girl can be a good Christian and how she can be pleasing to God and to others at such a young age. The guidelines ranges from how to obtain the regal posture and poise, how to apply table manners, how to wear a tiara, how to host a great party, how to write a thank you note, and what are the proper and improper things to do in cyberspace.
The way that these things are taught are made more interactive and fun through quizzes, cute illustrations, do-it-yourself's and scribbling sections. The faith in God of these little girls would be strengthened more and they would be taught how to act properly in different situations. Also, related Bible verses are printed on each new topic page.
How to be God's Little Princess would make an excellent gift for young girls whose age is from 7 to 12 years old. This would definitely bring up a lady that is beautiful, inside and outside in the eyes of God.
I would be give it to my little cousin in the right time. She is just five years old now.
Posted April 26, 2011
Raise a princess, not a diva...
When I saw that How to Be God's Little Princess was up for review, I had to jump on it. My three year old just loves the series. We own many books and movies featuring "Gigi." How to Be God's Little Princess: Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty is a book about teaching our daughters what it means to be God's little princess as opposed to creating that spoiled, little princess attitude that is so prevalent in our society. It's geared towards the elementary to tween set. The book touches on every thing from manners, dressing modestly (gasp!), respecting family, to surfing the web safely, what to do if someone hurts your feelings, and, most importantly, how to follow Jesus. It can serve as a great list of things that every parent should be discussing with their daughters. My ten year old daughter grabbed it as soon as it arrived and I had to pry it out of her grasp to read it for the review. LOL So here are her thoughts on the book. Mackenzie said, " The book was fun and entertaining and never boring. It helped me to learn to control my temper and be nicer to my family. It has little Bible verses in it and they helped me feel closer to God." Judging from how often she is reads this book, I'd have to say that we give it two thumbs up and our highest recommendations. I received a copy of this book as part of the Book Sneeze program. All opinions are my own. (Or my daughters.)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2011
Countercultural Morals and Values desperately needed by girls and young women today that affirm individuality as a gift from our Creator
I can't begin to emphasize how highly I recommend that parents give this book a thorough examination as a possible resource for our girls that are faced with expectations and standards which tear down their personal value. Culture and society paint a picture of "perfection" that is impossible and rarely respects or fosters our unique qualities. To be popular or famous or rich or look like media icons that quickly appear to be "created duplicates" or copies of a specific profile and appearance are thrust upon children from a young age but without any tools to fill their minds with truth, goodness, true beauty (from the inside out) the societal morals and values soon infect their thinking and view of themselves and others with a highly negative impact. I applaud Walsh for a scriptural approach to faith and values that speaks to those young lives in process at a level they can grasp and assimilate despite the contrary messages all around us. I would love to see this material adapted to a format and materials that could be used with even younger girls than the intended audience of Tweens and higher elementary students. Girls as young as two or three are being thrust into societal standards which threaten their individuality and accepting natures when truth is not at their disposal to combat those unrealistic values. In the meantime hopefully parents will choose to provide books of this sort for their impressionable tweens as early as appropriate and involve their younger girls in activities and resources that start building in the defensive weapon of truth before the real battle can take root.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2011
Highly recommended for girls!
I requested this book, intending to read it with my 10 year old and she could not wait for me to read it with her. She devoured the book in a day or two and had answered most of the quizzes in the book. If you have ever had any questions about etiquette, manners, poise, modesty, friendships, etc., then this is a great book to read! I loved that there was scripture tied into the book. It is very encouraging and a wonderful book. I found it very fitting for my 10 year old. Even with the book being pink and Princess in the title, I do think it is very appropriate for older girls. How to Be God's Little Princess sparked a lot of conversation between my daughter and me and I loved it! I wish I had had a book like this to read when I was her age. I think it would have kept me out of a lot of awkward situations. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with 9, 10 or 11 year old daughters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
Posted April 12, 2011
Good info on manners
Manners are something important for every child, girl or boy, to learn and use on a daily basis. In this book, Sheila Walsh aims at teaching girls how to have manners and etiquette so that they can behave like one of God's little princesses. This book has information on thing from how to make pink cookies to how to handle tough situations. Chapters contain cute illustrations and quizzes that are quite appealing to young girls.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I have mixed feelings about this book. Don't get me wrong, I think it's important we teach our kids manners, but I felt like using the princess thing to teach them was just a ploy to make the book more appealing. This book has some great information for girls, ranging from table manners to how to be a good friend, however it also has some things, such as how to pick the best tiara based on your face shape, that feel like they're thrown in just to keep with the princess theme. Overall, it's a fun way for girls to learn more about manners and etiquette.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
Posted March 21, 2011
Book Review: How to be God's Little Princess
I recently received a review copy of How To Be God's Little Princess, by Sheila Walsh, from Thomas Nelson at no charge. As soon as I saw the title and description (not to mention the subtitle, "Royal Tips for Manners, Etiquette, and True Beauty"), I knew it had a chance to be just right for my 9-year-old daughter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was correct. She loved it. This book contains valid guidance throughout, but never takes itself too seriously. Walsh never pretends this work is going win a Pulitzer. She sets out to produce a fun book for girls, and she succeeds.
Although much of the material is focused on outside appearances, a large portion rightly devotes itself to more substantive topics which have nothing to do with jewelry or fashion. There are sections on how to be positive, make others feel important, use good manners, and even how to handle passing gas (I didn't jsut throw that in to see if you are paying attention; Walsh really addresses burping and, as she puts it, gas which passes out "the other end").
The book doesn't contain mini-sermons, though. It offers useful guides in the form of quizzes, games, puzzles, and other activities. My little princess also loved the cover.
Nice job, Sheila Walsh.
Posted March 16, 2011
Great book for young girls!
How to be God's Little Princess was a cute book for girls. My little sisters "oohed" and "ahhed" when they saw the pretty pink book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Walsh starts and ends the book with a little note for the girls telling them they're always God's little princess - even when they mess up or aren't always perfect. Then she launches into the royal tips for manners, etiquette and true beauty for princesses. The book is full of fun quizzes, "what's wrong with this picture?" activities, recipes, and craft ideas.
I thought it was a very cute book and my little sisters loved it. It was an easy read and entertaining for young girls. Definitely the perfect rule book for any of God's little princesses!
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.